Mary Rose Herrmann, 89, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Ottumwa, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Park Place Long Term Care Unit in Mt. Pleasant.
A funeral mass for Mrs. Herrmann will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 22 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 607 South Jackson Street, Mount Pleasant. Father Joseph Phung, pastor, will celebrate the mass. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Ottumwa. Friends may call from 12 Noon to 9:00 PM on Friday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 4:30 PM and there will be a scriptural wake service at 7:00 PM The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM. The Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.kimzeyfh.com.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Mrs. Herrmann, the former Mary Louise Ulmer was born December 22, 1922 in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was the daughter of Francis and Faye (Stephens) Ulmer. She attended school in Ottumwa. On March 31, 1940 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ottumwa, Mary was united in marriage to Charles Rose. The couple later divorced. On July 3, 1972, she married William Herrmann. Mr. Herrmann died in 1999.
Mary farmed with Charles in Wapello County where they raised their 4 daughters and 1 son. She was a hard working farm wife and 4-H Leader. With her second husband, they owned & operated Herrmann’s Gardens. She moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1999 following the death of her second husband.
Mary was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ottumwa. She was a member of the St. Alphonsus Church Choir, the church funeral committee and St. Alphonsus Ladies for Charity. While in Mt. Pleasant, Mary sang with the Rhythm Rockers. She was a member of the South Center Club, the VFW Auxiliary and the Henry Co. Health Center Auxiliary. She was noted for her lovely gardens, delicious pies and beautiful crocheted and beaded projects.
Those thankful for sharing in Mary’s life include a son, James Rose of Mt. Pleasant; 3 daughters and their husbands, Patricia & Doran Bollman of Pulaski, IA. Linda & Gale Bogle of Agency, IA, and Vicki & Tim Lohmann of Mt. Pleasant; a son-in-law, Dean Bolin of Salem; 18 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren.
Her parents, 2nd husband, a daughter – Judy Bolin and 2 great grandchildren precede Mary in Death.